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Six reasons for startups to attend AWS re:Invent virtually

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year again: AWS re:Invent is just around the corner. And while we’d love to hang out with you in Las Vegas from November 28 through December 2, never fear if you can’t attend in person.

You can still get everything re:Invent has to offer by attending virtually. (Well, except for the slot machines and general Vegas-fueled sensory overload, of course!)

Here are six reasons to attend Virtual re:Invent 2022.

1.  Virtual re:Invent is 100% free

That’s right—you don’t even have to buy a ticket to watch leadership sessions, reap the wisdom and knowledge of our brilliant keynote speakers, and participate in breakout sessions.

2.  You can participate from anywhere

Gaining virtual access to re:Invent means that you can participate from anywhere across the globe, no matter what time zone you happen to be in. You can also enjoy everything the conference has to offer while wearing your softest pair of pajamas, all from the comfort of your own home.

3.  The entire re:Invent conference is recorded

re:Invent is recorded, which means that you can hit pause to put the kids to bed, walk the dog, or even take a meeting. Plus, you’ll still be able to enjoy access to leadership, keynote, and breakout sessions on-demand at any time after the conference, making it easy to revisit that talk you found particularly inspiring whenever you need a little boost.

4.  More languages and closed captioning

Some of the measures we’re taking to make virtual re:Invent more friendly to all include closed-captioning in English, as well as translation (in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Portuguese, and Spanish) for all keynote and leadership sessions.

5.  Nightly recaps and live coverage

Because we adore the members of our international community, we’re once again instituting AWS on Air, a nightly program that will recap highlights from the conference in non-English languages.

Similarly, theCube—which will offer virtual attendees live event coverage, focusing specifically on enterprise technology thought leadership—is back! You can find both AWS on Air and theCube on separate dedicated channels via our virtual event platform.

6.  AWS DeepRacer racing league

If you participated in Virtual re:Invent last year, you probably enjoyed watching AWS DeepRacer, the world’s first global autonomous racing league. Well, it’s back, and the competition is even more cutthroat than last year! Virtual attendees can watch developers of different backgrounds and skill levels compete in the races for both prizes and fame, live or on-demand. We promise you won’t want to miss it!

See you there!

As always, Virtual re:Invent is going to be a blast, and now you have six more reasons to attend. Check out our landing page for a complete list of the 2022 sessions and other pertinent info. We can’t wait to see you there!

Alexa Korach

Alexa Korach

Alexa is a Startup Campaign Manager at AWS. She has spent the last decade working in marketing across industries, dabbling in everything from campaign management, to content marketing, to marketing automation. She loves combining creativity with data and analytics for maximum impact. In her spare time, Alexa loves reading fiction novels, world traveling, and cooking up delicious meals.